What are the Genital Herpes Treatment Methods in Turkey?

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What Is Genital Herpes?

In answer to the question of what is genital herpes, it can be said that it is an infectious disease that can occur in men and women. The condition, also known as genital herpes, causes an extremely troublesome period.
Genital herpes that occurs in the external genital area in women is seen in the penis in men. It is the Herpes Simplex Virus that causes cold sores and is also briefly referred to by its initials.

The answer to the question of what are the symptoms and treatment methods is the same for men and women. In the treatment, different methods are applied depending on whether it is seen for the first time and if it recurs.

External Genital Area

Symptoms of genital herpes disease occur in men and women with similar features. Genetic herpes, in which severe pain is experienced, sometimes may not show any symptoms. The first encounter with the Herpes Simplex Virus can cause an extremely distressing situation.

The absence of any antibodies against the virus in the body is also effective in the severe experience of this situation. The absence of antibodies yet allows the virus to spread rapidly. The virus, which has an incubation period of 3 to 7 days, does not show any symptoms during this period. After this period, symptoms are experienced. The virus is not contagious during the incubation period. In addition to itching, redness, and tingling, blister formations are also experienced.

In the case of infection in a person with antibodies to the Herpes Simplex Virus, the symptoms are less. In case of encounter of HSP 1 and HSP 2 viruses, the antibodies formed by the body against the other virus affect the symptoms to be less.

In recurrent cases of genital herpes disease, the use of readily available antibodies is used by the body. Thus, the symptoms are less visible. In case of recurrence, the only complaint is itching. If the symptom does not improve within 7 days, it is recommended to seek medical support

What Kind Of Problems Are Observed In Genital Herpes Disease?

In case of genital herpes disease, an extremely troublesome period is experienced with the rapid development of symptoms. Complaints become more and more intense. The complaints seen with the Herpes Simplex Virus experienced for the first time and the recurrence of the situation do not cause the same severe distress. In case of recurrence, less severe complaints are seen.

How Is Genital Herpes Transmitted?

After the transmission of genital herpes infection, some troublesome situations begin to occur in the person. Transmission of the disease can occur as a result of situations such as unprotected sexual intercourse, friction, and shared use of sexual toys.

Although some protection is obtained with the use of condoms, it is not possible to talk about one hundred percent protection. Genital herpes contagiousness ends with the complete disappearance of the problem. This period can be expressed as an average of 4 weeks. During this period, it affects the transmission of sexual intercourse. For this reason, sexual intercourse during this period is not recommended.

How Is Genital Herpes Diagnosed?

In case of genital herpes disease, specialist physician support should be obtained as a result of the symptoms. After listening to the symptoms, a specialist physician may examine the lesions to detect them. An experienced physician can easily understand the cause of the lesions. However, if the lesions cannot be followed or diagnosed completely, performing some tests is supportive in terms of reaching the result.

Virological tests, that is, tests performed for virus detection, are the first preferred procedure in this sense. In addition, there is room for serological tests to be applied to detect the antibody produced by the body against the virus. At the same time, the tests to be performed to determine the Herpes Simplex Virus DNS are important for diagnosis.

After the diagnosis of genital herpes, the physician determines the path to be followed and ensures that the treatment is carried out. Thus, the rapid progression of the virus can be prevented. With the treatment performed after the diagnosis of the virus, it will not be possible to completely remove the Herpes Simplex Virus from the body.

What To Do In Case Of Genital Herpes During Pregnancy?

The presence of genital herpes in women who are in the pregnancy period or when birth is approaching causes a troublesome situation. It is known that normal delivery, especially in this period, can cause the baby to be adversely affected, and the disease that can be transmitted to the baby can cause fatal risks. For this reason, in case of genital herpes, cesarean delivery is recommended instead of normal delivery.

If there is a previous illness related to Herpes Simplex Virus but it is not actively present, there is no harm in having a normal delivery.

Genital Herpes Treatment

After the diagnosis of genital herpes, or genital herpes, the physician makes room for the use of antiviral drugs. Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely destroy the Herpes Simplex Virus with the treatment methods to be applied. Early diagnosis provides an advantage in terms of eliminating the experienced distress and preventing violence. Depending on the appearance of the first cake and its recurrence, different treatment applications may be preferred by the physician.

In the case of genital herpes experienced for the first time, early diagnosis reduces the rate of spread of the virus and affects the person to experience less distress. In recurrent genital herpes, the treatment method determined by the physician is applied for a long time and the result is obtained. Generally, in recurrent cases, there is a decrease in the attacks experienced after 2 years of treatment.

What Should Be Considered After Genital Herpes?

After infection with the Herpes Simplex Virus, it is not possible to get rid of the virus completely. It is extremely important to pay attention to some things in order not to experience the effects of the virus and to prevent the emergence of lesions.

In addition to strengthening the immune system by choosing a healthy life, it is necessary to constantly pay attention to hygiene conditions. In addition to the Herpes Simplex Virus, it is also very important to make room for the use of condoms in order to be protected from all other sexually transmitted diseases.

Prof. Dr. Abdullah ArmağanUrology Specialist

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